Spring before starting an AP course

It’s time to start thinking about which AP courses grab your interest, and how they might start you on the right path to college and career success. Use this website to learn more about the AP Program, and discuss your plans with your parents, teachers and AP Coordinator.


Some AP teachers require that you complete work during the summer months to prepare for their courses. For example, AP English Literature and Composition might start you off with a reading list of great novels and plays. Make sure you complete these assignments so that you're up to speed when the classes begin.


Talk to your AP teachers or AP Coordinator about taking the AP Exams. Contact the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Coordinator at your school if you will need testing accommodations.

February 19, 2016

Students with disabilities must submit requests for testing accommodations by this date.

March 1, 2016

Homeschooled students and students whose schools do not offer AP must contact AP Services by this date to obtain a list of local AP Coordinators and schools where they could arrange to test.

March 15, 2016

Homeschooled students and students whose schools do not offer AP must contact AP Coordinators identified by AP Services by this date.

April 30, 2016

AP Capstone: Students must submit all final AP Seminar and AP Research performance assessment tasks and those tasks must be scored by AP Seminar and AP Research teachers by April 30.

May 2-6 and
May 9-13, 2016

 Exam Dates

Week 1

Test Date Morning (8 AM) Afternoon (12 PM)
May 2
AP Chemistry
AP Environmental Science
AP Psychology
May 3

AP Computer Science A
AP Spanish Language and Culture

AP Art History
AP Physics 1: Algebra-based
May 4
AP English Literature and
AP Japanese Language and Culture
AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based
May 5
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Chinese Language and Culture
AP Seminar
May 6
AP German Language and Culture
AP United States History
AP European History

Studio Art: Last day for your school to submit digital portfolios and to gather 2-D Design and Drawing students for the physical portfolio assembly. Students should have forwarded their completed digital portfolios to their teachers well before this date.

Week 2

Test Date Morning (8 AM) Afternoon (12 PM)
May 9
AP Biology
AP Music Theory

AP Physics C: Mechanics

Special Exam time.
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
is the only exam given at 2 p.m.

May 10
AP United States Government and Politics AP French Language and Culture
AP Spanish Literature and Culture
May 11
AP English Language and Composition AP Italian Language and Culture
AP Macroeconomics
May 12
AP Comparative Government and Politics
AP World History
AP Statistics
May 13
AP Human Geography
AP Microeconomics
AP Latin  

June 15, 2016

AP Services must receive written requests to change college score report recipients, and to withhold or cancel scores for the current year's exam administration, by this date.


AP scores are released to designated colleges, students and their high schools.


AP Scholar Awards and International Diplomas are available online.

September 15, 2016

All requests for ordering free-response booklets must be received by this date.

October 31, 2016

Multiple-Choice Rescore Service requests must be received by this date.